I asked my dad if he could name any of the songs I listen to, since it occurred to me that I could certainly name some of his artists and songs but I wasn’t so sure what he would come up with for me…
He answered, “well, you like the Kookaburra song.”
Hm. That is true. I do like the Kookaburra song.
For the unfamiliar:
Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree-ee, merry merry king of the bush is he-ee… laugh, Kookaburra laugh, Kookaburra, gay your life must be.
Well gum trees mentioned, brings on the rubber tree song:
Just want makes that little ol’ ant think he can move a rubber tree plant?
Everyone knows an ant .. can’t .. move a rubber tree plant…
but he’s got HIGH hopes, he’s got HIGH hopes, he’s got high-in-the-sky-cherry-pie hopes!
So anytime you’re feeling down, instead of feeling down, just remember that ant!—Oops! there goes another rubber tree.. oops! there goes another rubber tree.. oops! there goes another rubber tree plant! ker-plank!
Happy memories of watching acres of rubber trees fly by as we’re family roadtripping in Southeast Asia somewhere.. Rubber tree was one of the earlier trees my dad taught me to recognize on the road… brother hated me singing that song whenever we came across rubber trees this last trip in Malaysia.. but it was happy anyway.